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Who Put Squash in My Oatmeal?

Pei makes a serendipitously delicious marriage of two cool-weather staples; she purees a thick wedge of roasted winter squash and adds it to her pot of oatmeal toward the end of cooking. A sprinkle of cinnamon, and she has a nice, warming breakfast. ... READ MORE

Eating the Low-Carb Way

A low-carb regimen can get monotonous. Creative hounds have some tips that will make it less boring and more delicious. Nuts are nutritious and a great snack or topping. Blanched almonds, deep fried, are heavenly, says Candy. ... READ MORE

Liberte Goat Milk Yogurt

Liberte yogurt has a new goat milk yogurt flavor, called Honey. It’s very good, and feels great in your mouth; it does have a slightly goaty aftertaste. Atahualpa mixes it with honey mustard and a little chile, and says it makes a delicious sauce for ch READ MORE

Loveless Indeed

As with most of my trip, I was (obviously) taking a minor road. I discovered to my delight that you can go 60 miles per hour on lots of secondary and even tertiary roads down here. There’s just no reason to take freeways. READ MORE

Bringing the Bee to Its Knees

Think every squeeze bear is filled with the same sweet golden goo? READ MORE

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Carry Wine Back from Old Virginny

New York magazine has a story this week about Virginia wine country, adding to the growing perception that 2006 is the year of the surprising wine pedigree. READ MORE

A Blog Post a Day …

It’s National Blog Posting Month, and a number of food bloggers have joined the fray. Bloggers participating in NaBloPoMo have committed to posting every day for a month; that’s a whole lotta blogging going on. READ MORE

Brunch at O’Reilly’s Holy Grail

San Francisco’s other Irish bars don’t come close to competing with O’Reilly’s, says waterboy. Try the smoked trout on a potato pancake–the potato pancake is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, the way it’s supposed to be but rarely is. An READ MORE

Chapulines at Karina’s

Chapulines–a kind of dried Oaxacan dried grasshopper–are available in bags at Karina’s Mexican Bakery. They remind Melanie Wong of dried shrimp, but with a spicy, salty dusting of chile powder. ... READ MORE